Brazil

Brazil's pork exports are falling, in spite of rising Russian imports

Russia buys Brazilian pork due to lack of choice

By Oscar Rousseau

Brazil pork exports are down amid political turmoil, but Russia, which has alienated the world’s biggest pig meat traders, has little choice but to buy Brazilian.

JBS will now proceed with its $300 asset sale to Brazilian rival Minerva

Court lifts JBS asset freeze

By Oscar Rousseau

JBS has had its ban on the sale of assets to rival Minerva lifted by a Brazilian court, as the world’s largest meatpacker copes with the fallout from a corruption scandal. 

World Steak Challenge will return again in 2018

World Steak Challenge – in pictures

By Oscar Rousseau

Don’t miss these pictures from our third World Steak Challenge, which welcomed beef producers from 17 countries, entering what they believed were the greatest sirloin, rib-eye or fillet steaks in the world.

Global pork prices were boosted by rising import demand in Asia

Meat prices rise for sixth month in row

By Oscar Rousseau

Global meat prices have increased every month this year up to June, according to the Food and Agricultural Organization’s (FAO) Food Price Index.

JBS has restructured following the corruption scandal earlier this year

JBS changes structure after corruption scandal

By Rod Addy

Beleaguered Brazilian meat giant JBS has created an executive committee to advise its board directors as it seeks to distance itself from the government corruption scandal that has rocked Brazil. 

A 2015 study found evidence of modern-day slavery in Brazil's agriculture sector

Self-regulation to fight Brazilian slavery called for

By Oscar Rousseau

Brazil’s agribusiness industry should adopt a strategy of self-regulation to eradicate modern-day slavery, according to a United Nations agency official leading anti-slavery work in South America’s largest country.

Wesley Batista has stayed on at JBS but his brother, Joesely, has left

JBS to appeal blocked $300m asset sale

By Oscar Rousseau

JBS plans to launch an appeal after a Brazilian judge blocked its sale of meat firms in Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay to rival Minerva in a nine-figure deal.